Bookseller Review: A Phoenix First Must Burn

Kids Bookseller Natasha shares her love for A Phoenix First Must Burn, which you can order online thru bookpeople.com. We ship worldwide and have curbside pickup available, too! I’ll preface this by saying I usually do not read short story collections. I love long epic fantasies over short snippets. However, I truly believe every person … Continue reading Bookseller Review: A Phoenix First Must Burn

BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers!  When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam

Book: Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam Reviewed by:  Nolan You'd be hard pressed to find a review for Bonnie Nadzam's debut novel(la) that doesn't draw comparrisons to Lolita.  And judging from the premise, it's not unusual.  Middle age David Lamb's minorly successful life seems to be falling apart.  Meanwhile he befriends 11-year-old girl, Tommie, and in … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam